11th Annual Bowlathon - Elwyn California

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					E                                                          Elwyn
        lwyn California is a Fountain Valley                                                                                                              NONPROFIT ORG.
        based non-profit Community Rehabili-                                                                                                                US POSTAGE


                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Elwyn Insider
        tation Program that has provided vo-                                                                                                                                                   California
cational rehabilitation, employment services,                                                                                                              SANTA ANA, CA
                                                           18325 Mt. Baldy Cr.                                                                            PERMIT NO. 01551
and employment support services to people
                                                           Fountain Valley, CA 92708
with disabilities since 1974. Our programs and
services reach people throughout Orange and
Los Angeles Counties. Our 30+ years of expe-
rience has earned us expertise in an array of                                                                                                                                Special points
employment programs and services. Individu-                                                                                                                                  of interest:
alized program planning, staff flexibility, and a                                                                                                                            Employee of the Year
focus on outcomes are the hallmarks of our                                                                                                                                                                               VO L U M E       3 ,   I S S U E    1                                       W i n t e r      2 0 0 9
                                                                                                                                                                             Award (page 2)
service delivery system and programs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Making Lists... Staying Positive
                                                                                                                                                                             Donations help our
Maximizing potential through personal commit-                                                                                                                                programs (page 3)
ment, collective talents, and innovation, Elwyn
supports individuals with diverse challenges in                                                                                                                              Bowlathon (back page)

shaping distinctive, meaningful lives.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       like to make lists for just

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          18325 Mt. Baldy Cr.
          Fountain Valley, CA 92708                                                                                                                                                                                    about everything: to do


          Phone: 714-557-6313                                                                                                                                                                                          lists; shopping lists; chore
          Fax: 714-963-2961
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  lists; reading lists; places I’d

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       al t

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  like to visit lists; lists of pros/

          20307 Western Ave.

          Torrance, CA 90501                                                                                                                                                                                      cons to help make decisions.

          Phone: 310-328-2822
          Fax: 310-328-2988
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I could go on and on, but you


                                                                                                                                                                                                                  get the idea.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I try to start each New



                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Year on a positive note by

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  listing all the good things


                                                                                                                                                                                                                  that surround me and set

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  goals to build on these things

                             11 Saturday, Bowlathon

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  throughout the year. We have
                                        th                                                                                                                                                                        some good things going on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  at Elwyn California includ-           and work hard to achieve                •	 Strengthen	 relationships	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ing: a dedicated professional         these goals:                               with	 our	 elected	 offi-
                                                                             March 14, 2009                                                                                                                       staff; 35-years of experience;            •	 Meet	 fiscal	 targets	 de-          cials,	 employers,	 donors,	
                                     Fountain Bowl • 17110 Brookhurst, Fountain Valley                                                                                                                            being part of Elwyn, Inc.;                   spite	 state	 budget	 crisis	       volunteers,	 customers,	
                                                                                                                                                                             Inside this issue:                   and the support of our local                 and	 rate	 cuts	 by	 lever-         and	 referral	 &	 funding	
                                 Save this date and start putting together your teams!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  community.                                   aging	 existing	 resources	         source	partners.
                                                                                                                                                                             Employee of the Year .... 2
                                              Event Sponsorship Opportunities                                                                                                                                         The challenges for 2009                  and	 seeking	 new	 reve-         •	 Build	our	staff	capacity	to	
       St. Patrick Sponsor ............................ $5,000                        Blarney Stone Sponsor...................... $1,000                                     Calendar ....................... 3   & 2010 will be many but we                   nue	 sources	 to	 fill	 gaps	       serve	individuals	with	Au-
       Includes 4 teams of 5 bowlers each team; signage at                            Includes 1 team of 5 bowlers; signage at event;
                                                                                                                                                                             Thank You! ................... 3     will keep a positive outlook                 in	government	funding.              tism	Spectrum	Disorders.
       event; banner on Elwyn’s building for 30 days following                        banner on Elwyn building for 7 days following event;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Continued	on	page	3
       event; premium goodie bags for each bowler; recognition                        premium goodie bags for bowlers; recognition in all                                    Bowlathon .................... 4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For Your Information
       in all event materials; sponsor reception day of event from                    event materials; sponsor reception day of event from
       3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.                                                         3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.                                                                 Elwyn Info .................... 4

       Shamrock Sponsor ............................ $2,500                           Leprechaun Sponsor ......................... $400
            Includes 2 teams of 5 bowlers each team; signage                          Lane sponsor signage and 1 team of 5 bowlers at event.                                                                            •	 Our	11th	Annual	Bowlathon	will	take	place	on	Saturday,	March	14,	2009	from	
              at event; banner on Elwyn building for 14 days
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           4	to	9	p.m.	at	Fountain	Bowl	in	Fountain	Valley.	Bowling,	silent	auction,	prizes,	
                following event; premium goodie bags for                              Team Entry ...................................... $300
                          bowlers; recognition in all event                           Team of 5 bowlers and goodie bag for each.                                                                                           food	and	fun!	See	page	4	for	more	information.
                          materials; sponsor reception day of
                          event from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •	 Experian	 provided	 13	 volunteers	 for	 our	 2008	 Holiday	 Dinner	 Dance.	They	
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           were	so	helpful	to	us	that	night	and	we	very	much	appreciate	their	time	and	
                                                  Contact Joan McKinney for more                                                                                                                                           kindness.
                                                information or to become a Sponsor.                                                                                                                                     •	 We	held	a	holiday	food	drive	in	December	2008	and	the	clients	in	our	Foun-
                                           714-557-6313 x38204                                                                                                                                       tain	Valley	Adult	Day	Program	delivered	over	200	pounds	of	food	to	a	local	
                    Proceeds help Elwyn California, a Fountain Valley non-profit organization, to provide work and services to people with disabilties.                                                                    food	bank	as	one	of	their	community-based	activities.
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                                     Our Employee of the Year –
                                                      Jamal Hughes!
                                                                     ach year, by a Presidential decree, the na-             February 11, 2009          Business Advisory Council Meeting
                                                                     tion celebrates October as National Disability
                                                                     Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).                     February 20, 2009          Board of Advisors Meeting
   “We are very                                              Nationwide, over 30,000 people with disabilities
                                                             work on federal contracts, regulated and managed                March 8, 2009              Daylight Savings Time Begins J
  proud of all our                                           within the Ability One program. These individuals
                                                             have meaningful jobs and make a good wage with                  March 14, 2009             11th Annual Bowlathon
                                                             benefits. On Oct. 9, 2008, Ability One hosted a spe-
   clients. Their                                                                                                            March 20, 2009             First Day of spring
                                                             cial event at the Ronald Reagan building, where a
                                                             handful of premier agencies were able to honor their
   dedication to                                                                                                             April 10, 2009             Elwyn Closed, Good Friday
                                                             “Employees of the Year.” Elwyn California was
                                                             pleased and proud to nominate Jamal Hughes.                     April 22, 2009             Administrative Professionals Day
 their job and their
                                                                 Jamal has worked at the Glenn Anderson build-
                                                             ing in Long Beach for the General Services Admin-
  work ethic set                                             istration (GSA) since June 17, 2003. He works hard,
                       knows his job, is willing to go the extra mile and always willing to help when short
 them apart in the                                                                                                      Continued	from	page	1	-	Lists
                       staffed. Jamal knows all the duties that are to be done in the GSA building, and he is key
                       in training new recruits. Jamal is very knowledgeable about what is to be done on spe-             •	 Focus	 on	 quality	 service	 delivery	              We can’t direct the wind, but        Best wishes for a healthy,
    workforce.”        cific days without referring to the list of duties. Jamal takes customer service to heart and         and	client	&	family	satisfaction.                we can adjust our sails. We’ll need   happy, and prosperous New
                       excels at working with the tenants in the building. He is polite to them when asked to do            It’s a mighty optimistic list (es-                your help. I’ve listed ways you can   Year from all of us at Elwyn
     Joan McKinney     something and does not hesitate to help them out as needed. Jamal will stop what he is           pecially the first item on the list) but              help Elwyn California on page 2 of    California.
                       doing and go the extra mile to help any tenants. Jamal does all he does with great pride         it’s where we will direct our collec-                 this issue.
                       and manages to be safety conscious at the same time. If he identifies a potential hazard,        tive talents and energy to keep mov-
                       he brings it directly to the attention of his supervisor. When there is a spill or wet floors,   ing forward in 2009.
                       he ensures the signs are consistently used. Jamal has shown great dedication over the
                       years, and he is a very reliable employee who can be counted on to make sure things get
                       done correctly. Jamal is Elwyn California’s Ability One Program Employee of the Year.

                                                  How You Can Help                                                                      Elwyn California Thanks You!
                                                                                                                                                   Donations received September 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008
                            Hire an Elwyn California Client, like Jamal Hughes, to work in your business
                            Outsource your labor needs to our Work Activity Program:                                         Anderson	Air	Conditioning                              Milton	Felsenfeld               Norma	Novoa
                              • Assembly & Packaging                                                                         Mario	Aquino	                                          Thomas	Ganz	                    Dave	Osborne
                              • Bagging
                                                                                                                             Janet	Barnes                                           Marvin	Garetz	                  Charles	&	Anita	Reyes
                              • Shrink Wrap & Blister Pack
                              • Collating & Labeling                                                                         David	Boyle                                            Emma	Ghiselin                   Marge	Rivingston
                              • Envelope Stuffing                                                                            Steve	Carr                                             Mr.	&	Mrs.	JC	Hall              Alfredo	Sanguinetti
                              • Filling Event Bags                                                                           John	&	Carol	Demcak	                                   Judith	Karim                    Mildred	Scholnick
                            Donate your car, van, truck, RV, or boat to Elwyn California                                     Disney	Cast	Members                                    William	Lang                    Liz	&	Dave	Strong
                            Make a donation by check or credit card                                                          Judith	Drake                                           Mary	Lynn                       Robert	Valentine
                            Remember Elwyn California in your will                                                           Marc	Ecker                                             Mr.	&	Mrs.	Mattias              Carol	Waite
                                                                                                                             Rachel	Escalante                                       Patty	Mueller                   RB	Wilson
                            Volunteer in our programs or at a special event or as a board member

                                                                                                                                                                              Thank You!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Joan	Woodward
                            Sponsor our Bowlathon (see page 4)
                            Ask about your employer’s charitable giving or matching gifts programs

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